Hunter Brothers Farm in Florenceville-Bristol is paying tribute to a super horse and a great moment in sports history
It was 40 years ago that Secretariat and jockey Ron Turcotte won the triple crown. Hunter Brothers farm is paying tribute to anniversary with a corn maze of the horse. Chip Hunter says his wife came up with the idea for the theme of this years maze after Turcotte answered questions from her students.
“She came and said that would be perfect thing for the maze. It is the 40th anniversary of the event. From there it just took off.”
Chip and his brother Tom say they have had a very positive response to the theme and say a lot of people are remembering the event
The building of the maze is time consuming with planning started in the spring. Tom Hunter walks us through the process.
“We have to start out with an idea . Then you get a picture and you work with a survey engineer and he plots it out using a computer program.”
The Hunter Brothers say that they see alot of families on the farm on weekends enjoying a day outside
“Some families make a real challenge out of it. Everybody want to answer the questions by themselves. They have a competition going and that makes it a lot of fun.
Turcotte will be in attendance on Sunday for a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30.
” We have invited Ron and he has accepted. He is going to do the offical opening of the maze, We hope to have a lot of people here to share this day with Ron and with Hunter Brothers.